Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Continual Improvement
England > North East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 80 99
Rank change year-on-year +32 +19 -32
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 53 89 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.34% 3.32% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.16% 3.93% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 63 9
North East median daily rate £425 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +25.00% -25.00%
10th Percentile £328 £270 £244
90th Percentile £454 £543 £340
England median daily rate £463 £450 £424
% change year-on-year +2.78% +6.13% +2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
North East median hourly rate £11.00 - £11.60
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50

Continuous Improvement is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1028 2262 1706
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 84.12% 84.40% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 1568 1087
North East median daily rate £380 £350 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -13.58% +8.00%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £256
90th Percentile £550 £525 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 92 74
North East median hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.07% +62.32% -8.37%
10th Percentile £9.93 £11.01 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £36.00 £35.25
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North East over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the North East region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +25 41 £425 +13.33% 3
Durham +10 11 £375 +275.00% 3
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 29 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.19%) Scrum
3 14 (26.42%) Degree
3 14 (26.42%) Collaborative Working
4 13 (24.53%) QA
4 13 (24.53%) User Stories
4 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
4 13 (24.53%) Project Management
5 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (20.75%) SQL
7 10 (18.87%) Data Analysis
7 10 (18.87%) Finance
7 10 (18.87%) Acceptance Criteria
8 9 (16.98%) Mentoring
8 9 (16.98%) Software Engineering
8 9 (16.98%) UML
9 8 (15.09%) Data Modelling
9 8 (15.09%) Psychology
9 8 (15.09%) User Experience
9 8 (15.09%) Analytics
9 8 (15.09%) Usability Testing
9 8 (15.09%) Market Research
10 7 (13.21%) Test Automation
10 7 (13.21%) Security Cleared
10 7 (13.21%) Blog
10 7 (13.21%) Prototyping
10 7 (13.21%) Web Analytics
10 7 (13.21%) Data Management
10 7 (13.21%) Web Design
10 7 (13.21%) Data Warehouse

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.66%) Confluence
2 2 (3.77%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.77%) GeoServer
2 2 (3.77%) SAS
2 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.89%) Apache
3 1 (1.89%) Drupal
3 1 (1.89%) NServiceBus
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (5.66%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.77%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Maximo
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (11.32%) NoSQL
2 6 (11.32%) Relational Database
3 5 (9.43%) MongoDB
4 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
5 3 (5.66%) Big Data
5 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.77%) Apache Hive
6 2 (3.77%) GIS
6 2 (3.77%) HBase
6 2 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) JIRA
2 3 (5.66%) Cucumber
2 3 (5.66%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.66%) Selenium
2 3 (5.66%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (18.87%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Billing
2 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.77%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Analyst
2 12 (22.64%) Business Analyst
3 8 (15.09%) User Researcher
4 6 (11.32%) Data Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Senior Data Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Agile Business Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) DBA
5 4 (7.55%) Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Senior User Researcher
5 4 (7.55%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Automation Tester
6 3 (5.66%) Tester
7 2 (3.77%) .NET Software Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Angular Developer
7 2 (3.77%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (3.77%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Digital User Researcher
7 2 (3.77%) SAP Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) UI Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.66%) AngularJS
1 3 (5.66%) CSS
1 3 (5.66%) Gherkin
1 3 (5.66%) HTML
1 3 (5.66%) jQuery
1 3 (5.66%) RESTful
2 2 (3.77%) .NET
2 2 (3.77%) .NET Framework
2 2 (3.77%) Angular 2
2 2 (3.77%) HTML5
2 2 (3.77%) Java EE
2 2 (3.77%) Node.js
2 2 (3.77%) OpenLayers
2 2 (3.77%) Sass
2 2 (3.77%) SignalR
2 2 (3.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (15.09%) User Experience
3 7 (13.21%) Blog
4 4 (7.55%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.55%) Virtual Team
5 3 (5.66%) Clustering
6 2 (3.77%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.89%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.89%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Unix
2 6 (11.32%) Windows
3 1 (1.89%) OpenVMS
3 1 (1.89%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.19%) Scrum
3 14 (26.42%) Collaborative Working
4 13 (24.53%) Project Management
4 13 (24.53%) User Stories
5 10 (18.87%) Acceptance Criteria
5 10 (18.87%) Data Analysis
6 9 (16.98%) Mentoring
6 9 (16.98%) Software Engineering
6 9 (16.98%) UML
7 8 (15.09%) Analytics
7 8 (15.09%) Data Modelling
7 8 (15.09%) Market Research
7 8 (15.09%) Psychology
7 8 (15.09%) Usability Testing
8 7 (13.21%) Data Management
8 7 (13.21%) Prototyping
8 7 (13.21%) Test Automation
8 7 (13.21%) Web Analytics
8 7 (13.21%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.75%) SQL
2 7 (13.21%) PL/SQL
3 6 (11.32%) Shell Script
4 5 (9.43%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.55%) Java
6 3 (5.66%) Groovy
6 3 (5.66%) Scala
6 3 (5.66%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.77%) C
7 2 (3.77%) C#
7 2 (3.77%) C++
7 2 (3.77%) Python
7 2 (3.77%) R
7 2 (3.77%) VBA
8 1 (1.89%) Pascal
8 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (26.42%) Degree
2 7 (13.21%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.66%) ISEB
5 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (24.53%) QA
2 4 (7.55%) PMO
3 2 (3.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (3.77%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.32%) Informatica
3 4 (7.55%) Oracle
4 3 (5.66%) Atlassian
5 2 (3.77%) SAP
6 1 (1.89%) HP